Former Ole Miss star Robert Nkemdiche reportedly facing suspension, looking for new NFL team
Robert Nkemdiche’s saga in the NFL has reached another chapter as the former Ole Miss star is facing a two-week suspension as he tries to land with a third NFL team.
A week after Nkemdiche was released by the Miami Dolphins after he played in two games, he must now sit out two weeks for an unknown reason, Field Yates of ESPN reported.
The Arizona Cardinals released Nkemdiche, who drafted him in 2016 with a first-round pick, in July, one day after he arrived at training camp out of shape.
The Dolphins signed him to a one-year deal worth up to $1.1 million in August. He was placed on the physically unable to perform list as he continued to recover from a torn ACL suffered in December 2018 and get into better playing shape.
After his first game with Miami at Pittsburgh, he didn’t record a tackle or quarterback hit after he played 15 snaps.
“That’s even more the reason why I had a sour face,” Nkemdiche told the Palm Beach Post after Monday’s loss at Pittsburgh. “Because I feel I could have done even more to get them an opportunity to get a dub. So I’m not really too impressed.”
Added coach Brian Flores, “He looked rusty. He’s been out there 10 days, two weeks or however long it’s been so that wasn’t surprising.”